These Are The Times


208 pages | ISBN: 978 0 85124 6956

110mm (w) x 180mm (h) | Paperback



A Life of Thomas Paine
Screenplay by Trevor Griffiths

Trevor Griffiths’ thrilling screenplay follows Tom Paine from persecution in England, to the American War of Independence, to Revolutionary France. It mixes politics, love and war.

It has been adapted for theatre and A New World made its premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe (29th August – 9th October).

David Horspool reviews A New World in the TLSPDF

Putting the World to Rights – An interview with Trevor Griffiths by Robert Chalmers, in the Independent on Sunday 9th August 2009.

These Are The Times reads like the greatest of novels and is the most thrilling read I�ve had in years!’
>Kurt Vonnegut

These Are The Times Episodes from a Life of Thomas Paine featured in Vertigo Magazine Volume 4, Number 3, Summer 2009.

Revolutionising Tom Paine – Whilst recording These Are The Times for radio, Trevor Griffiths discovered the true revolutionary spirit of Tom Paine.

Trevor Griffiths’s screenplay broadcast on Radio 4 on Saturday 26th July and Saturday 2nd August 2008. Read the discussions about it on their Message Boards.

Ann Talbot’s recent review of These Are The Times and interview with Trevor Griffiths can be found on the
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